The dates of three 24-hour Tube strikes have been announced, with a complete shutdown of Underground network expected, after last ditch talks failed.
London Underground staff will
again be staging a new set of strikes over pay conditions and the Night Tube.
ASLEF members on London
Underground will take three days of strike action as a result of a failure to come to an agreement with Underground bosses over disputes on pay and the introduction of the Night Tube.
According to ASLEF, there will
be a planned 24-hour strike from 9.14pm on Wednesday January 26 followed by two further 24-hour strikes from 9.14pm on Monday February 15 and Wednesday February 17.
RMT union also confirmed that
they too will strike on the three days, and its staff have been told not to clock on for 24 hours from 6.30pm.
The strikes are expected to lead
to a complete shutdown of the underground system during this time.
The ASLEF executive
committee met with Tube bosses on Monday (January 11) in an effort to resolve the strike action.
A decision for strike action was
confirmed shortly after the meeting.
Finn Brennan of ASLEF, said:
“This is not a decision we have taken lightly. We genuinely regret the inconvenience that will be caused but the behaviour of London Underground's senior management team have left us with no other
“Our negotiating team last met
London Underground at ACAS on November 10 and since then they have refused to talk to us despite repeated requests.
“Our members have been extremely
patient, they have waited for more than three and half years for promised talks on improving work life balance.
"There is still no indication
when they will receive the pay rise that was due last April.
“When an employer is simply not
prepared to talk, then our only option is to take industrial action.
"We want to see an all-night
service introduced, and we are not opposed to the recruitment of part time staff. But we will not accept a zero hour’s culture being introduced and working conditions undermined.
"ASLEFs want a fair deal for
existing staff and for new employees.
“We are ready to talk at any
time to finally resolve this dispute. It is time for the Mayor of London and his team at TfL to stop the political posturing and engage with us to stop London suffering more disruption.”